As a scuba diver who longs to dive the Red Sea, I'm familiar with the political situation in Egypt, but the wannabe Egyptologist in me somehow assumed we'd read novels of Ancient Egypt filled with Pharaohs, pyramids & mummies. I was surprised to find that those stories were mainly written by authors from the US & the UK. And that is what's magical about reading books written by native authors—your perceptions change about the country.
This month, you'll choose among works of literature, a quirky mystery, science fiction & what appears to be an autobiography written as fiction. Special thanks to Aisha Esbhani & Julie Jacobs for their suggestions included in this list!
You can vote until Wed., Sept. 20 11PM ET. (That's NYC time. See this converted to your local time below.)